Is it possible to use cheats for 3DS games?

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User Info: Chaos_LightDark

Chaos_LightDark
1 month ago#1
That doesn't require an external device and doesn't require me to mod my console.

Why do I want to know this? (pointless blog below, skip if uninterested):

Well, basically I got a little too comfy with my cheat happy dolphin version of Xenoblade, that I felt it was tedious going back to my legit 3DS copy, so that's why I'm asking. For the record, it's unlikely I'll cheat anyway if either point of the first line of this post is confirmed.

And once again, I own 2 legit hard copies of the Wii version of Xenoblade, so no one get angry, please.

User Info: sumostickfigure

sumostickfigure
1 month ago#2
No, what you're looking for pretty much stopped being a thing once console manufacturers could update a system's firmware. You'll need either a powersaves device (for physical copies of games) or find out how to mod your system if you want to cheat.
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User Info: Chaos_LightDark

Chaos_LightDark
1 month ago#3
sumostickfigure posted...
No, what you're looking for pretty much stopped being a thing once console manufacturers could update a system's firmware.

So basically, the Wii was the last thing that could do this.

sumostickfigure posted...
You'll need either a powersaves device (for physical copies of games) or find out how to mod your system if you want to cheat.

Is powersave a save file editor technically?

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LuigiFan835
1 month ago#4
sumostickfigure posted...
Is powersave a save file editor technically?

Yeah. Put your cartridge into the powersaves, put your powersaves into your computer, and then you can load preset saves onto your cartridge. In certain games like Pokémon there are special techniques you can do with item loading and trashing to get any Pokémon you want but I don’t think there’s any elaborate cheats available for Xenoblade
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bungiefan
1 month ago#5
Encrypted system storage, digitally-signed applications, and firmware updates have essentially killed commercial cheat devices, except for cartridge games that store the save file in the cartridge. Since you can't run something like Action Replay before running your game, due to Nintendo not granting permission for the application to be on the shop, external devices you plug your cartridges into are the only option.

PowerSaves doesn't let you edit your saves yourself. It connects to Datel's servers with an encrypted connection and lets you download preset saves with things done to them, or upload your save, let the server process changes you want to it, and sends the save back to your device.

So cheats and save edits the way you used to do them on PS2, GBA, and older consoles now requires custom firmware to let you run a cheat application in memory (usually added to the main OS) or so you can decrypt your saves, edit them with an editor on the console or on your PC, and then encrypt them again so the game will recognize them.

So unfortunately both of your qualifications stop you from having access to do it. You have to buy something else or you have to modify your system.
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Zero_Maniac
1 month ago#6
Chaos_LightDark posted...

So basically, the Wii was the last thing that could do this.

But even the Wii got system updates...
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Chaos_LightDark
1 month ago#7
Zero_Maniac posted...
Chaos_LightDark posted...

So basically, the Wii was the last thing that could do this.

But even the Wii got system updates...

Up to a point...

User Info: Zero_Maniac

Zero_Maniac
1 month ago#8
If I remember right, the Wii didn't have cheat devices for the longest time.

Also, just because systems are capable of system updates doesn't mean cheat devices are futile. All that has to happen is the system becomes unsupported, and the dev moves on. Companies make devices for the system on the latest fw. Boom.
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